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RIGeL Summer School

Registration period:  11.-28.03.2024


Registration link: will be available during the registration period on the website of the Summer School group:


Further information:

This year's first Summer School will take place from Wednesday (!), 19 to Friday (!), 21 June 2024 in the monastery of Ensdorf (

The registration period will be from 11 to 28  March 2024. RIGeL PhD students, who have started their PhD earlier than July 2022, have the chance to register first for one of the both Summer Schools from 26 February to 10 of March 2024. Please note, that only PhD students already accepted for RIGeL can register for the Summer School! Due to the limited places we also kindly ask you to register only for one of the Summer Schools 2024!

During registration you can choose, in which Summer School you want to participate (June or September). Each section has a limited contingent of places according to the size of the section. If the places of your section are fully booked, please register in the waiting list below the registration link! During registration please take care of the correct choice of your section!!! and the participation form! The registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Please send your abstract (max. 1500 characters in a Word file!) for poster and talk (10 min + 5 min discussion) until 17 May 2024 to

Like in the last years all RIGeL sections will have joint Summer School, including PhD students of BioMediGS (Biomedical International Graduate School of the University Hospital). These should increase the interaction between the sections and the both graduate schools and will help you to meet new people as well as get insight to new scientific areas. Since there will be participants from all different sections of RIGeL, please try to keep your talks and posters as general and easy to understand as possible!

In the Summer School you will have the opportunity to get an overview of the different groups of the CBB, Biomedicine, Neurobiology and MEE sections of RIGeL as well as the BioMediGS graduate school of the Medical Faculty, exchange data and get new inputs and ideas for your projects. In the Summer Schools we will also have a guest speakers who will give a talk on a topic of general interest. Moreover, in a relaxed environment you can practice to present your data, to review others and to chair a scientific session. Thus, besides the presentation of your projects you will be given the opportunity to be chairpersons of scientific sessions. The chairpersons will be drawn by lot among all participants. Besides from scientific exchange participants will get to know each other more personally.

On the first day of the Summer School a team event will be offered. We will have a canoe tour on the Vils.

Please remember that every PhD student has to participate actively in two RIGeL Summer Schools (1x poster, 1x talk or 2x talk) during her/his PhD in order to get the required RIGeL credit points.

A bus transfer will be organized. Please note that even participants of the Summer Schools who do not want to attend the team event have to arrive at the Summer School venue at latest in the afternoon on the first day. A travel by private car cannot be reimbursed!